Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
In the erotic thriller Stranger By The Lake, two men become become the primary suspects in a mysterious death. They choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship, testing the lengths and limits of sexual desire. The Wrap calls it, “The kind of taut, low-key thriller that Roman Polanski and Alfred Hitchcock would very much admire”.
The Last Of The Unjust, documentarian Claude Lanzmann’s follow-up to the essential Shoah, revisits a 1975 interview with Benjamin Murmelstein, the Viennese rabbi who worked with Adolf Eichmann to arrange for the emigration of 120,000 Jews, an ethically thorny collaboration which saved many lives – and landed Murmelstein in prison. This riveting exploration of contested history is currently rated 100% Fresh! on RottenTomatoes.
Black Out, the newest release from Music Box Films, is an audacious crime thriller laced with colorful lowlifes, tough femme fatales, corrupt cops, and outbursts of extreme violence. Helmed by Dutch director Arne Toonen, Black Out is a film full of brash style, visual panache and edge-of-your-seat excitement.
Our classic matinee this weekend is Unfaithfully Yours, Preston Sturges’ uproarious parody of film noir. Rex Harrison stars as a jealous orchestra conductor envisioning plots to murder his supposedly unfaithful wife, but of course, nothing goes according to plan!
Also, get ready for the Academy Awards with our matinee screenings of Best Foreign Language Film nominee The Great Beauty and Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts: Program B.
Our midnights this week include cult classics and Music Box staples The Room (Purchase advance tickets) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Purchase advance tickets).
See you at the movies